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So, anyone read any good books lately?

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:21 am
by Deb Richardson
Need to give the knitting needles a rest. Time to find some good winter reading. Any suggestions? (I know rather Fushiaesq!)

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:34 am
by Kerry Tobin
I've heard "Pressing Matters" is a good read... :D

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:50 am
by Deb Richardson
That's a given. Will be picking up a copy in Feb. when I'll be back in town for a week.

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:51 am
by Catfish
"Change Your Thoughts--Change Your Life" by Dr Wayne W. Dyer It was the #1 New York Times , best selling author of Inspiration. Now and then he can be seen on Public TV.

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:56 pm
by kmartell
"Pressing Matters" is a great book with a neat story. Written by a guy who is definitely having occasional flashbacks. Some of his descriptive lines are great. I highly recommend it! I can't wait for his next book.

Something I'm reading now..."Happy for No Reason", by Marci Shimoff, only out in hardback, soon in paperback. One of those transformational books on how to be more happy in your life. Been feeling a little funky lately and someone recommended it.

For light easy reading mysteries/drama in paperback my all time favorite is Michael Connelly and new favorite is Sandra Brown. Both have lots of books out so it takes a while to exhaust them.

I've recently purchased a couple hardcover books from amazon.com...used copies for pennys on the dollar and in excellent condition. Got the "Happy for No Reason" for $8.00 total including shipping. Regular price would be about $25.00. Something to consider when buying expensive hardcover (are there any that are not expensive?) books.

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:47 pm
by Old Scout
Just finished one called "Fly Boys" by James Bradly (the one that wrote Flags of our Fathers. His dad was one of the Marines that raised the flag at Iwo Jima). It is about the pilots that flew with George H.W. Bush when he was shot down. Gives a lot of history on Japan and the things that led up to the war. Very interesting.

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:40 pm
by Jeff Boettcher
Larry's "Pressing Matters" was a good read.

If you want outdoor-themed humor, consider any book by Patrick McManus. He also has written two mystery novels that follow the same vein.

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:44 pm
by Deb Richardson
Thanks for all the great ideas. Planned a trip to the library or bookstore but, grrrrr, got caught up getting tax papers together!

Actually Ken, the last book I read was Sandra Brown, Ricochet. She is a good read. Yikes, that was a year ago on a trip home from Mexico. Glad I had it along considering the Mexican TSA confiscated my wooden knitting needles. Crazy thing was the same agent had no problem with my husband's lighter or my little yarn scissors. Go figure!

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:21 pm
by kmartell
Another author I can recommend, not quite the easy reads of Connelly or Brown, but with more suspense and a slightly Twilight Zone feeling, is Dean Koontz. He has a load of books out...search for his best sellers for the best reading. They are somewhat 'twisted' :twisted: but entertaining. You'll either like his style or not.

Does anyone know when the next Tobin book is coming out?

Larry, are you out there somewhere...what's the latest word on your next book?

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:11 pm
by Deb Richardson
Koontz's is a good listen on CD while walking the treadmill. The more exciting the faster and longer I'll walk.

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:11 pm
by Brian
Any books by Robert K Tannenbaum, Robert B Parker, or James Lee Burke.